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  1. Main Beach Byron Bay

    With stunning views of distant mountains and passing whales and dolphins, these white sandy beaches have a northerly aspect. Main Beach is dominated by the Surf Club and is patrolled by Surf Lifesavers in summer. It is only a short stro…

  2. Cape Byron State Conservation Area

    Cape Byron State Conservation Area is great for school excursions and is home to Cape Byron lighthouse, heritage accommodation, walking tracks, scenic lookouts and the Cape Café. For over a century, the elegant Cape Byron Lighthouse has gr…

  3. Tyagarah Nature Reserve

    Tyagarah Nature Reserve protects a lovely strip of coastline, which runs for seven kilometres between Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads. The coastal heath provides a gorgeous backdrop to the reserve’s unspoilt beach. Catch a few waves, stroll …

  4. Lone Goat Gallery

    Lone Goat Gallery is Byron Shire’s premier community gallery, presenting emerging and established artists from the Northern Rivers region alongside National and International artists. Located in the Byron Bay Library building in downtown, j…

  5. Broken Head Nature Reserve

    Surround yourself with the spectacular beauty of Broken Head Nature Reserve. Experience Aboriginal culture, rainforest walks, whale watching, and fishing from pristine beaches. Had enough of the crowds and looking for somewhere quiet and p…

  6. Minyon Falls lookout

    The view from Minyon Falls lookout is the best in the area; not only of the falls themselves, but on a clear day you might be lucky to see all the way out to the coast. From the lookout, watch the cascades flow over Minyon Falls to a deep …

  7. North Head walking track

    It’s a short, easy stroll on North Head walking track from the carpark down through a lovely section of endangered littoral rainforest to the mouth of Brunswick River. Tear yourself away from scenic ocean views and head down this trail for …

  8. Wategos Beach

    Located just north west of Cape Byron and the lighthouse, Wategos Beach is one of Byron’s best places to picnic, paddle and play. You’ll adore the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach on the northern side of Cape Byron. Protected by the…

  9. Boggy Creek Walk

    Boggy Creek walk is an easy, short walk that allows you to meander through the rainforest at your leisure between Minyon falls and Rummery Park campground in Whian Whian State Conservation Area. The walk is a great one for the kids and is …

  10. Circus Arts Byron Bay

    Unleash the daredevil within and fly high at Circus Arts Byron Bay! Located just four minutes from the hustle and bustle of town, Circus Arts offers a family friendly venue with something fun and physical for all ages. Suitable for begi…

  11. Tyagarah Nature Reserve Picnic Area

    Relax at this lovely picnic area next to Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Wander the nearby bush tracks, or head to the beach for swimming, sunbathing or fishing. Located right next to Tyagarah Nature Reserve, this charming, quiet picnic spot, com…

  12. Tallow Beach

    A scenic bridge between Cape Byron State Conservation Area and Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tallow Beach offers a terrific place to throw down a towel and soak up the sun. You could pull out binoculars for an afternoon of whale watching in s…

  13. Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

    The Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a State Conservation Area managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and a high quality walking…

  14. Cape Byron walking track

    You’ll need a good two hours to properly experience the Cape Byron walking track – but it’s so rich in delights, so don’t be surprised if you reach the end and feel like doing it all again. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to spend a coup…

  15. Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve

    Julian Rocks is 80 hectares of aquatic reserve with many species of tropical and temperate fish. The aquatic reserve is designed to protect marine life. Consequently collecting or destroying animals is prohibited, as is spear fishing. Acti…

  16. Arakwal National Park

    Arakwal blends the convenience of Byron Bay with the appeal of a secluded beach retreat, offering birdwatching, whale watching, swimming, fishing, and picnicking. In 2001, a historic agreement was reached between the NSW State Government a…

  17. Broken Head Picnic Area

    Indulge in some picnicking, swimming, surfing, and birdwatching, while discovering a secluded paradise where lush rainforest meets the beach. Just a short drive or bike ride from Byron Bay, and you can enjoy an early morning swim or surf, …

  18. Palm Valley

    Not far from Byron Bay’s iconic lighthouse, Palm Valley - or ‘The Pass,’ as locals call it - is a terrific base for exploring nearby attractions. Delicious, seasonal meals can be found at The Pass Cafe, or take advantage of the grassy picni…

  19. Minyon Grass Picnic Area

    On the eastern edge of Nightcap National Park, near Lismore, Minyon Grass picnic area has beautiful views of the cascading falls and the surrounding forest. It’s a little quieter than popular Minyon Falls lookout, making it ideal for wildli…

  20. Thomgallery

    Nestled in Byron's Arts and Industry Estate, Thomgallery features contemporary collectible art and sculpture by select local, interstate and international artists and sculptors. Thomgallery hosts events throughout the year to showcase both…